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The part of a picture, scene, or design that forms a setting for the main figures or objects
“The old mansion stands against a background of hills, forests and patches of fog on the outskirts of the small town.”
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A person's social circumstances
“Her working-class background had infused in her a sense of perseverance and resilience.”
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A person's education and experience
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“His background is in the field of graphic design.”
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The circumstances or situation prevailing at a particular time or underlying a particular event
“A background of discontent has facilitated the rise of the militant movement.”
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The furthest visible point from where one is located
“Rolling hills could be seen in the background as we drove by.”
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A less conspicuous position
“A scribe lurked unobtrusively in the background, taking notes in an indecipherable shorthand.”
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Descendants from a common ancestor
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The mood in a given environment
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Ethnic background
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That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event
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One's background or life experience
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A place or source of origin
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The sum of the past achievements or performance of a person, organization, or thing
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The science or art of teaching
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Origin
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Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis
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A long-standing group of people, within a given region, sharing cultural commonalities
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A musical part which supports or partners an instrument, voice, or group
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The painted background used to represent natural features or other surroundings on a theatre stage or film set
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The treatment and instruction received by a child from its parents throughout its childhood
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A person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another
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The foundation or principle to which an activity, process or structure is carried out or built on
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A social class, especially one that is hereditary
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A basic structure underlying a system, concept, or text
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A scene of action or forum of debate, especially in a particular political context
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Pigmentation of the skin, especially as an indication of someone's race
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A place or location where a person has spent a significant part of their childhood growing up
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Repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it
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Cultivation of person
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Relating to the given situation or location but of minor importance
“It's a large restaurant so there's plenty of background noise from people talking.”
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Relating to information about past events
“Let me first brief you on some background information about the site before we proceed.”
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Happening as a minor accompaniment to something else
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Accompanying musically
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Creating a relaxing atmosphere
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